The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 26 May - Chasing Dragons
Fri 23 Jun - The Hostiles
Sat 16 Sep - Maiden Scotland
Fri 22 Sep - Resurrection Stone Roses
Thu 21 Dec - Big Country
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Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
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Raz White Entertainment presents...
Friday 26 May
Chasing DragonsChasing Dragons

Careering into view like a raging typhoon, Leeds based Chasing Dragons are a sprawling beast that incorporate frenetic post-hardcore bursts of penetrating guitars, thunderous vocals and a titan-esque rhythm section; all which entwine with moments of alt-metal, hard rock with a defining punk undercurrent.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £6 in Advance, £7 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: See board for details.
Bubble Tea Records presents...
Friday 23 June
The HostilesThe Hostiles

plus Summer Lake Heroes & The Sheepwagon

The Hostiles return to Dumfries to provide a NIGHT OUT to remember - conveniently in support of their new single, "Night Out"!

The Hostiles are a ska-punk band from Ayr, Scotland, described by Punktastic.com as ‘upbeat, effervescent, bouncy and danceable’. Reflecting the transatlantic origins of the band members themselves, their sound introduces sunny US ska-punk to slamming Scottish ska-core, dragging the best of both of these musical worlds kicking and screaming onto the stage. The Hostiles’ live show is detonated by the meeting of these highly-combustible elements, underpinned by the two-pronged brass backbone of double trombone, and the band’s relentless drive to perform. Since releasing their debut album in 2009, The Hostiles have played hundreds of gigs and captured cult followings in Scotland, England and far beyond.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £4 or £3 with a valid student card. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: See board for details.

Saturday 16 September
Maiden ScotlandMaiden Scotland

Scream for Me Dumfries!!

Maiden Scotland are one of the best and most established tributes to rock legends Iron Maiden. Formed in 2003, Maiden Scotland have been touring all over the UK and Ireland ever since. Featuring 5 experienced musicians, the band is fronted by vocal powerhouse Martin Jakubski. Martin has the exceptional power and range needed to accurately deliver the air raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Martin's singing credentials were proven when he was chosen by original Marillion guitar Steve Rothery to sing in his solo band. On the lead twin guitar are the brothers grimm, Mark and Stuart Mitchell, both have performed on tour with original Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno and know exactly how a Maiden tribute should sound! Completing the line up on bass is the Glasgow legend that is Allen Bell as wee 'arry! On drums we have the amazing Mark Bray who also features in top Rush tribute Moving Pictures, both top class musicians.

Maiden Scotland cover all era of Iron Maiden. Although the focus is mainly on the classic Eighties era. You will hear all the classic hits like Run to the Hills, Wasted Years and Can I Play with Madness but also epic album tracks like Fear of the Dark and Phantom of the Opera. Maiden Scotland are not a cabaret tribute band and do not wear wigs, preferring to focus on putting on a full blown rock gig with 110% commitment. A ferocious live band in their own right, Maiden Scotland's gonna get ya!

Up the Irons


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: See board for details.

Friday 22 September
Resurrection Stone RosesResurrection Stone Roses

plus Stop The Clocks

‘Resurrection’ formed in 1998 under the name ‘The Complete Stone Roses’ & are based in Glasgow, Scotland. They have toured with many celebrities including Mani (The Stone Roses/ex Primal Scream) with whom they performed live onstage with, at the world famous King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, when Mani jumped up on stage to a rapturous applause & performed ‘She Bangs The Drums’ with the lads. The venue erupted & DF Concerts ‘staff’ were quoted as saying “It was the best night we have seen in here for a long time”. They have toured with Inspiral Carpets members Clint Boon & Tom Hingley & also with Phil Smith (Oasis/Noel Gallagher Tour DJ) & have many celebrity fans from bands such as The Stone Roses/Primal Scream/The High/Inspiral Carpets/The Smiths/The Seahorses/Shed 7/808 State/Death In Vegas/ New Order/Freebass & Snow Patrol among others. They performed 2 songs live on BBC Ireland’s ‘The 11th Hour’ music show & STV News showed their live performance from Stockton On Tees with a 10 minute exclusive on the band hosted by music journalist & radio presenter Billy Sloan. They have been mentioned in the book about Ian Brown – Already In Me & in the updated version of John Robb’s book, simply titled ‘The Stone Roses’ & The Stone Roses book titled ‘War & Peace.’ The publications the band have featured in - include The NME, Melody Maker, Q Magazine, The Sunday Mail, The Daily Record, The Sun, The Irish Times, The Yorkshire Evening Press, The Evening News, The Big Issue, Konnect Magazine & so on.
They have played many sold out shows all over the UK & Ireland to hundreds of thousands of Stone Roses fans, including 6500 at The Point Theatre in Dublin alone & were given this show, from none other than ‘Ian Brown’ himself. The band toured for a total of 3yrs alongside Mani & Oasis DJ Phil Smith & had many great nights together on tour. Some quotes from this period in the bands history are mind blowing with Mani quoted as saying “They do the songs justice & sound better than we did before we split”. The quotes & reviews are astounding from their live performances around the UK & Ireland. The band reformed in Aug 2014 & sold out over 28 shows in a 12 month period. Their shows continue to sell out around the country.
Resurrection perfect the sound from The Roses records/CD’s & pride themselves on this sound, not the Roses ‘live sound.’ Come along & make your own judgement as we don't suggest to be the UK's best or even the World's best tribute act, as some Roses tribute bands are claiming! We want the fans to make up their own minds & not be misled by claims & suggestions to the contrary.



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: See board for details.

Thursday 21 December
Big CountryBig Country

BIG COUNTRY ‘THE SEER’ – 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” (Lancashire Evening Post)

Interview requests taken

Following the incredible success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour, BIG COUNTRY now celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the album that followed that release – ‘The Seer’.

Famously, the album included an appearance by Kate Bush, joining the late Stuart Adamson on the title track and the single ‘Look Away’ was the group’s biggest UK single, reaching Number 7 in the charts. The album itself reached Number 2 here, with Rolling Stone reflecting: "‘One Great Thing’, ‘I Walk the Hill’ and ‘Eiledon’ are stirring expressions of the desire for individual integrity and a future filled with peace”… a timely sentiment.

The band will perform the album in its entirety, as well as visiting their stunning catalogue of songs, taken from their multi-million selling and Number 1 hit albums. Their classic hits and live favourites include Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country (which sold 2 million copies) - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher – East of Eden’ from such massive albums such as the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing,’ ‘Steeltown’ and ‘Peace In Our Time’. BIG COUNTRY continue to look beyond the next horizon.

The band – BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by SIMON HOUGH and bassist, SCOTT WHITLEY.

“Big Country almost blew the roof off on Saturday night.

Frontman Simon Hough – formerly with Denny Laine of Wings fame’s band – was magnificent and urged the seated audience to cast aside their chairs and get down to the front of the stage. The crowd did just that, making for a night to remember. Hough was a revelation and a more charismatic vocalist is hard to visualise. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand from start to finish – no wonder Bruce Watson singled him out for a special mention”. (Ian Russell, Daily Record)

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: See board for details.
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.